Top choice arts & crafts in Uptown & Riverbend

Owners Alex and Cindy Williams, who have made and sold pottery from their Magazine St shop since 1993, call their exquisite creations functional art. Their unique, personally tested pieces, made for use in the kitchen, bathroom and den, include bowls, platters, lamps, vases and, yep, lotsa pots.

Their eye-catching sinks – with scallops, dimples and rolled lips – are particularly cool. If you're lucky, they may even give you some clay to squeeze out your stress with as you ponder a purchase. They sometimes open on Monday.